Oursins dans les poches

In England someone who has money but never puts his hand in his pocket to pay for anything is said to have short arms and deep pockets.  In France they say il a oursins dans les poches.  The sea-urchin was never put to a more graphic use!

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Written by glasskey

I am a secondhand and antiquarian bookseller living in France. I have a bookshop in the Cité de l'Ecrit, Montmorillon, near Poitiers. I also sell books on-line through my own website and through various open sites like Abe books, Amazon and Biblio.

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